15 Little Known Species of Snakes Found in India

Little known species of snakes found in India also include Central Asian cobra, Andaman Cobra,Andaman Cat Snake,Levantine Viper, Perrotet’s Wood Snake, Large eyed bamboo snake,Green rat snake, large spotted cat snake and Assam Kukri Snake.

Monocled Cobra

Monocled Cobra is a beautiful snake and distributed across Northeastern Indian states and can also be found in grasslands.

Northeastern Hill Krait

Northeastern Hill Krait is a venomous elapid snake, found in high elevations of Himalayas in Arunachal Pradesh.

Radiated Ratsnake

Radiated Ratsnake also known as copperhead rat snake is a nonvenomous snake, mostly found in Northeastern states of India.

Paradise Flying Snake

Paradise Flying Snake is a mildly venomous snake, mostly found in forest, tree and glide from the top of a tree.

Common Bridal Snake

Common Bridal Snake found in southern India, The nocturnal lifestyle of common bridle snake is active but timid by nature.

Whitaker’s Boa

Whitaker’s Boa is mostly found in southern coastal states of India, The nonvenomous boa species endemic to India only.

Indian Smooth Snake

Indian Smooth Snake is a rare and endemic species of snake found in Maharashtra, Gujarat and some part of Madhya Pradesh state.

Indian Egg Eater Snake

Indian Egg Eater Snake is a glossy brown and black terrestrial species of snake, mostly found in the states of Maharashtra to Telangana. The Indian egg eater is both diurnal and nocturnal by nature, belongs to the monotypic genus.

Captain’s Wood Snake

Captain’s wood snake is endemic to India and only found in Kannam, Kottayam district of Kerala as well as in southern part of the Western Ghats.

Rhabdops Water Snake

Rhabdops Aquaticus is a non venomous species of aquatic snake found in the Western Ghats of India.

Leith’s Sand Snake

Leith’s Sand Snake is a mildly venomous snake, endemic to South Asia and found in Kutch district of Gujarat state.

Mountain Pitviper

Mountain Pitviper is found in Northeastern hills of India and a highly venomous species of pitviper snakes.

Assamese Cat Snake

Assamese Cat Snake also called as large spotted cat snake is a colubrid snake, found in a wide variety of habitats of Assam and Arunachal Pradesh.

False Cobra

False Cobra or large eyed bamboo snake is a venomous species, found in Darjeeling, Assam, Arunachal Pradesh of India.

Red Tailed Green Rat Snake

Red tailed green rat snake is a arboreal species of snake found in only Andaman Islands of India and other countries of Southeast Asia.